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I made a comment and received the following reply:

Ha ha! Go get some life you stupid.

I know that this is some kind of insult. But what does "get some life" exactly mean?

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Was it "get a life" ? –  JoseK Jul 7 '11 at 8:40
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@JoseK, it was probably meant to be. –  Andy F Jul 7 '11 at 8:44
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It's just another insult turned mostly ineffective by poor grammar. –  Joachim Sauer Jul 7 '11 at 8:59
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The person who typed it is an idiot, or a non-English speaker. Firstly, it's "get a life" (a common insult). Secondly you don't use "stupid" as a noun: it should be for example ", you idiot!" So, it's just an example of a sentence with two major typos or errors. –  Joe Blow Jul 7 '11 at 9:22
    
possible duplicate of Get a life | You have no life –  Callithumpian Jul 7 '11 at 11:49

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The phrase is usually "get a life" rather than "get some life." The person who says this feels the person to whom it is said is wasting his or her time on something. Wikipedia has good examples:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_a_life_(idiom)

Implied in the taunt is to act normal (whatever that is!) or mainstream.

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I understood the level of insult by your explanation. :) Thank you. –  Sagar R. Kothari Jul 7 '11 at 8:51
    
@Sagar: You're right in deciphering it as an insult, but he ended with "you stupid." That made his feelings clear - unfortunately for you. –  JoseK Jul 7 '11 at 8:52

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